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Police arrest fisherman, herbalist for piracy

A 40-year-old fisherman, Seth Akpot, has been arrested in the Badagry area of Lagos for allegedly belonging to a gang of sea pirates.

Uruguay, Argentina to announce joint 2030 World Cup bid

Uruguay and Argentina will officially launch their joint bid for the 2030 World Cup next week at a ceremony involving the country’s two leaders, Uruguay President Tabare Vazquez said on Monday.

Venezuela conductor Dudamel’s tour canceled

Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel said Monday his US tour with Venezuela's government-backed National Youth Orchestra has been canceled.

Mayweather, McGregor bout a farce – Lennox Lewis

The bout between American boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and Irish Mixed Martial Arts star Conor McGregor is not so much a superfight as a farce, said Britain’s former undisputed heavyweight world champion Lennox Lewis on Sunday.

Venezuela ‘congress in resistance’ rejects new assembly

Venezuela's opposition-controlled congress rejected the self-proclaimed lawmaking authority of a new legislative body elected last month at the behest of President Nicolas Maduro, widening the political divide in the crisis-hit country.

NFF appoints Danjuma as Falconets’ head coach

The Nigeria Football Federation has appointed Christopher Danjuma as Head Coach of the U20 Women National Team, also known as Falconets.

Not Too Young To Run Bill: A challenge to the Nigerian youth

It is however a parody that according to reports 73% of young people are restricted from running for office even when eligible to vote, and 51% of the population are under 30 years, but only 2% are members of parliament.

Argentina model for Latin America – Mike Pence

United States Vice President Mike Pence praised Argentine President Mauricio Macri’s “bold reform agenda” Tuesday, hailing the country as a model for the region, in contrast to the downward spiral of Venezuela.

Tech companies caught in the crosshairs on white supremacy

The neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer had its internet domain registration revoked twice in less than 24 hours in the wake of the weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, part of a broad move by the tech industry in recent months to take a stronger hand in policing online hate-speech and incitements to violence.

Pastor freed from North Korea arrives back in Canada

A Canadian pastor who was imprisoned for more than two years in North Korea has arrived back home.

Bolt anchors Jamaica into finals

Usain Bolt’s bid to bring the curtain down on his glittering career with a 15th world gold medal remained on track as Jamaica qualified for the final of the 4x100m relay.

Morocco confirms it will bid to host 2026 World Cup

The Moroccan Football Federation has announced it will bid to host the 2026 World Cup.

Venezuela clamps down on opposition politicians

Venezuela’s opposition was on Thursday weighing its response to the government’s latest crackdown on its politicians, which critics warn will risk making the troubled country a dictatorship.

US slaps new sanctions on Venezuela

The United States imposed new sanctions on crisis-hit Venezuela on Wednesday, targeting members of a controversial, all-powerful, loyalist assembly installed last week to bolster what Washington calls the "dictatorship" of President Nicolas Maduro.

Canadian pastor on way home after North Korea release

A Canadian pastor was on his way home Thursday after being released from a North Korean prison where he spent the last two years, according to his family and the prime minister.

Venezuela uses ‘excessive force to crush dissent’ – UN

The United Nations has criticised Venezuela's "widespread and systematic use of excessive force and arbitrary detentions" against protesters, amid worsening tensions and fresh moves against the opposition.

Venezuela crisis: Maradona defends President Maduro

Argentine football hero Diego Maradona defended Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday over a deadly political crisis in which the socialist leader’s opponents have branded him a dictator.

Federer hopes Nadal regains top spot

World number three tennis player Roger Federer said he hopes Rafael Nadal regains the number one ranking in Montreal this week.

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The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has insisted that there is no plan to divest the Federal Government’s stakes in joint venture oil assets.

Federal government sets boundaries for acreage management

The statement said energy professionals and consultants gathered by the ministry agreed that to achieve the new targets set by President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration for the Oil and Gas sector, there is need to put a sound and stress-free acreage management policy in place.
Manchester United have rediscovered a spark and the return of Paul Pogba can see them take the “next step” as the Frenchman has the ability to “unlock the door”, says Ryan Giggs.

Ryan Giggs: Paul Pogba can unlock the door for Manchester United

Manchester United have rediscovered a spark and the return of Paul Pogba can see them take the “next step” as the Frenchman has the ability to “unlock the door”, says Ryan Giggs.
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson (right) and Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn during a BBC debate in London, England, December 6, 2019. (Jeff Overs-BBC-Handout via Reuters)

UK parties in final campaign push for Thursday election

The main political party leaders are continuing to push their election pledges to voters, as the campaign enters its final few days.
Ernesto Valverde has praised Lionel Messi after the Argentine scored a hat-trick against Celta Vigo on Saturday night.

Ernesto Valverde’s deal could be terminated at the end of the season

Barcelona could terminate Ernesto Valverde's contract at the end of the season, according to the club’s president Josep Maria Bartomeu.
Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event in Nashua, N.H., on Sunday. Cheryl Senter - AP

Joe Biden says no foreign business for family if he wins White House

Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden says his family members would not engage in any business abroad if he were to win the White House next year, citing the activities of Donald Trump’s children as problematic.